SkyForce DMS consists of Proxy’s mission-oriented software system, a primary mission-management ground control station and mobile ground control user terminals. Together, these elements are designed to control up to 12 fully autonomous air vehicles engaging in concurrent, cooperative flight. With SkyForce DMS, each UAV has the ability to make fully independent decisions during flight, contributing to the group tactical goal, without any human intervention. This fact makes it completely different from any UAV system on the market today.
The United States Air Force UAV Battlelab is using the SkyForce to evaluate cooperative flight of several unmanned aircraft flying in constellation formation, while simultaneously distributing sensor control and viewing capability among multiple end users.
The cooperative constellation demonstrated adaptive autonomy using SkyForce DMS and the Virtual Pilot capability that are key software components of the SkyForce system.